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Family Business United is bringing the global family business community by way of a regular ‘Family Business Think Tank’ to gauge the global opinion on family business matters twice a year.  This will generate thought leadership pieces on broad topics of interest to the sector on how things are evolving and may have an impact on family businesses and their decision-making over the next few years. 

Check out the latest Global Think Tank Report below


The individuals included in the ‘Think Tank’ panel are all leading academics, advisers, consultants and practitioners in the family business sector together with a number of leading family business CEO’s who collectively share their thoughts and help us determine the state of play for the sector globally. 


Submit your answers and details using the form below to apply to contribute to the next Think Tank which will be released in the Autumn covering topics such as imposter syndrome, nepotism, conflict, training and the 'shirtsleeves to shirtsleeves in three generations' analogy.

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Read the 2024 Global Family Business Think Tank Report by clicking on any of the images below (pdf)

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Submit Your Answers For The Autumn 2024 Global Family Business Think Tank Report

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Q1. Do you think that the concept of very few family firms making it to the third generation using the ‘shirtsleeves to shirtsleeves’ analogy is really relevant today?
Q2. When it comes to selecting the next leaders of the family business, do you feel that nepotism still exists?
Q3. The world is changing at a rapid pace which is having an impact on the planet and the way businesses operate. Do you think that family firms feel that it is important to do ‘business right’ and make decisions that align with this principle more than their non-family counterparts?
Q4. Do you think that it is important for the next generation to gain experience outside of the family business before embarking on a career within it?
Q5. Do you think that philanthropy and community engagement are important to family businesses and an integral part of the essence of who they are as a family firm?
Q6. Do you see imposter syndrome as a real challenge for the next generation on their family business journey?
Q7. Some people would say that a little conflict to push the business forward can be a good thing. Do you think that there will always be an inevitable level of conflict within a family business?
Q8. Do you think the next generation develops the right competencies to be effective and responsible owners before becoming shareholders in the family firm?
Q9. Do you think family firms educate all their stakeholders sufficiently about the family history, its legacy, purpose and the governance of the family and the business sufficiently?

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